The Divine Office of Saint Francis - 327 

The Divine Office of Saint Francis

Julian of Speyer and Others

First Vespersa

1. Antiphonsb

  1. Francis, the valiant catholic
    And perfectly apostolic,
    Did instruct us to adhere
    To the faith of the Roman Church,
    And those who were her priests, he’d urge
    We should most of all revere.c
  2. Innocent set him on the course
    That in the reign of Honorius
    Splendidly achieved its aim.
    Succeeding these, Pope Gregory
    Heaped on him honors greater yet,
    When miracles brought him fame.d
  3. This man the saint had selected
    As His father and protector,
    While prelate of a lower see,




Iuliani de Spira Officium Sancti Francisci, Fontes Franciscani, p.

Iuliani de Spira Officium Sancti Francisci

AD I VESPERAS 1 — Antiphonae

  1. I. Franciscus, vir catholicus
    Et totus, apostolicus,
    Ecelesiae teneri
    Fidem romanae docuit,
    Presbyterosque monuit
    Prae cunctis revereri.
  2. II. Coepit sub Innocentio,
    Cursumque sub Honorio
    Perfecit gloriosum;
    Succedens his, Gregorius
    Magnificavit amplius
    Miraculis famosum.
  3. III. Hunc sanctus praeelegerat
    In patrem, quando praeerat
    Ecclesiae minori;

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 327